Remember that time I was in a P90X Live workout video?

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You don’t remember that? Funny…neither do I…but pretty soon I’ll be able to answer that question differently.

Right now, as this blog post is being published, I am on a plane to Los Angeles, California. Yes, I ACTUALLY am going to be in a P90X Live workout video!! This is how it all went down…

Calling all Beachbody LIVE and Challenge Du Jour fanatics! Whether you’re a Beachbody LIVE Instructor, or just love our classes, here's your chance to be cast in an exclusive filming for Beachbody On Demand's Challenge Du Jour (#CDJ)!

Calling all Beachbody LIVE and Challenge Du Jour fanatics! Whether you’re a Beachbody LIVE Instructor, or just love our classes, here’s your chance to be cast in an exclusive filming for Beachbody On Demand’s Challenge Du Jour (#CDJ)!

About a week and a half ago, I saw this picture posted on Facebook. I immediately felt a pull in my gut and really wanted to do it! They were asking instructors (which I am) or lovers of Beachbody Live classes (which I also am) to submit their picture and info to be considered to participate in filming a Live workout. I took a screen shot of the picture and shared it with my team….

…and I told them I couldn’t go. I don’t have my steady income from teaching, and I haven’t yet fully replaced that salary with coaching. I am already flying to TN/GA next week, and one more trip didn’t seem like a good idea. And I had a hip injury, so I probably couldn’t even work out. And yet…

My friend Leigh (the one who enables me to make all kinds of crazy decisions) said she was thinking about doing it too. We both wanted it. She was going to talk to her husband. I was going to talk to my boyfriend. I had SUCH a strong feeling that I needed to at least apply…I mean, I at least needed to find out if they even wanted me to do it. Right?

Leigh applied. I applied. We both got invited to CA. To film P90X Live. At the same time. WE WERE GOING TO BE IN THE SAME WORKOUT!!!

This was TOTALLY me. Skates and all.

This was TOTALLY me. Skates and all.

I was so excited I couldn’t sleep. Seriously, I maybe closed my eyes for 4 hours that night. I couldn’t believe they actually invited me (both of us!!) to fly to LA to film a workout!!! Ahhh!

It took a few days to get the final details (days, times, workout, wardrobe requirements), but I decided I was going to make this happen. Was timing the best? No, but when is it ever? Was it going to cost money and a couple of days away from my family? Yes, and neither one of those things makes it easy. But they are excited for me and have encouraged me to go after my dreams…so…here I am, flying after them.

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I posted this picture on my fitness page yesterday, with this experience in mind. Yes, it scares the living crap out of me. I am worried, nervous, excited, happy, and a billion other emotions all in one. And what is going to happen? I am going to return home proud of what I have done, and a whole lot stronger because of it. I’m going to blossom.

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

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